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Relief - Two boys fishing from a boat

Two boys fishing from a boat

  • Object:

    Relief

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1800-1830 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Limestone

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs W. Woodbine Parish

  • Museum number:

    A.78-1926

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

According to the donor, this piece, together with a further seven reliefs, originally came from an unidentified house in the City of London, which was to be demolished. Between 1878 and 1916 they were placed over fireplaces in 1 Lowther Gardens, Princes Gate, London. When they were acquired by the Museum, the Keeper of the Department of Architecture and Sculpture at that time, Eric Maclagan, thought the reliefs were related to the work of John Bacon the Elder (1740-1799), but he considered them to be probably early 19th century.

On acquisition this group of reliefs was thought by the then Keeper of the Department of Architecture and Sculpture, Eric Maclagan, to be related to the work of John Bacon the Elder (1740-1799), but he considered them to be probably early 19th century. The original contexts are unknown.

Physical description

Relief in limestone depicting two boys fishing from a boat. One boy is rowing to the left, the other stands pulling in a net. Beside the boat are some ducks.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1800-1830 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Limestone

Dimensions

Height: 6.8 cm, Width: 41 cm

Object history note

According to the donor, the present piece, together with Mus. Nos. A.72-1926 to A.79-1926, originally came from an unidentified house in the City of London, which was to be demolished. Between 1878 and 1916 they were placed over fireplaces in 1 Lowther Gardens, Prince's Gate, London. Given by Mrs W. Woodbine Parish, 9 Courtfield Road, London in 1926.

Descriptive line

Relief, limestone, two boys fishing from a boat, unknown artist, English, ca. 1800-1830

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Bilbey, Diane and Trusted Marjorie. British Sculpture 1470 to 2000. A Concise Catalogue of the Collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2002, p. 442, cat. no. 724

Subjects depicted

Boys; Boat; Ducks; Fishing net

Categories

Sculpture; Sport; Children and Childhood

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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